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Table 2 Comparisons between values measured before exercises and those measured 3 months later

From: Effects of low-intensity bodyweight training with slow movement on motor function in frail elderly patients: a prospective observational study

  Baseline 3 months p value
LST group (n = 65)
 Body weight (kg) 54.7 ± 10.4 54.6 ± 10.6 0.2840
 Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 131.2 ± 18.2 122.7 ± 17.4 0.0005
 Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 67.6 ± 10.7 63.9 ± 10.7 0.0063
 Timed Up and Go test (sec) 12.2 ± 5.7 11.6 ± 5.6 0.0263
 One leg balance with an open eye (sec) 11.4 ± 13.1 12.8 ± 14.1 0.0964
 CS-30 test (counts/30 s) 23.1 ± 7.8 25.1 ± 7.7 0.0016
Control group (n = 31)
 Body weight (kg) 57.3 ± 11.3 57.8 ± 11.4 0.0266
 Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 129.9 ± 21.0 130.0 ± 21.6 0.9687
 Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 68.6 ± 10.7 69.8 ± 12.4 0.4565
 Timed Up and Go test (sec) 14.7 ± 6.4 13.7 ± 5.7 0.1071
 One leg balance with an open eye (sec) 16.5 ± 21.6 15.0 ± 21.0 0.6035
 CS-30 test (counts/30 s) 17.4 ± 7.3 18.3 ± 7.6 0.2044
  1. Data are presented as the mean ± standard deviation and mean change
  2. A paired t test and Wilcoxon test were used to compare values measured before the exercises and those measured 3 months later
  3. p < 0.05. p values less than 5% were considered significant in both cases
  4. LST low-intensity exercise with slow movement and tonic force generation